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Shoyu Chicken

Juicy salty sweet Hawaiian Island style chicken.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword chicken, Hawaiian shredded chicken, shoyu chicken
Author Kami | NoBiggie.net


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 piece ginger peeled and crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce *optional
  • 1 stalk green onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds *optional
  • 5 lbs. chicken thighs with the skin on


  1. In a large skillet set to medium high heat add a little olive oil and place the chicken thighs skin side down into the pan.
  2. Peel and crush ginger and garlic. Combine with all other sauce ingredients in a bowl. Pour the sauce all over the chicken in the skillet. Bring the sauce to a boil with the chicken. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking for 30 minutes with the lid on or until done.
  3. Serve with the skin on or you can remove the chicken from the sauce and once cool enough to handle, gently remove the skin and shred the chicken. Add the chicken back to the skillet with the sauce.
  4. Serve over steamed rice with the sauce.